Hi guys. In Sofia - there's been a very sudden change of plan. Because me and Simon are now going to appear in a Bulgarian magazine which comes out on Monday, we're not going to Istanbul tomorrow, but Romania on an overnight train tonight, then return to our lovely hostel in Sofia to pick up this magazine featuring us. THEN we go to Istanbul, almost a week late.
More later, I was just in checking on the visa situation for Romania as all our plans have changed in the last 2 hours. In Romania we may get a chance to write properly, and I promise I'll reply to some emails.
And mum - excellent. You're a lifesaver.